The Toolbox (Header) - Ep.8

Cutting Mitres

Lesson Objectives

In this video, I’ll show you how to cut the mitres for the box carcass. This step involves the creation of a mitre jig which can be created both by hand and by machine. But the accuracy in which you make this will dictate the outcome of your joints. So be sure to take care with it. 

Most importantly, do not dry assemble the box with the lid and base fitted at the same time. You will not be able to get it apart. Instead, test them one at a time!

Series Summary

This 15 part series will teach you the processes involved in making a beautiful toolbox; because it’s about time we made something for ourselves for once!

This course builds on the basic skills learnt in the Dovetail Box Series and the Cabinet Series by introducing more intermediate skills into the equation such as mitred dovetails, tongue and groove joints, and separating a lid after glue-up. You’ll also begin learning how to use routers and router tables in a safe and effective manner.

What’s more, this design is incredibly easy to adapt to different scales to suit different applications.

Get the FREE Plans for the Toolbox here:

Previous Lesson

Making the Tongue and Groove Base

Next Lesson

Pre-Sanding, Finishing and Masking

Supporting Material

Click the images below to see supporting material helping you with this part of the project.

Having problems when assembling? This lesson on how to adjust dovetail pins will be indispensible for you!

Have you got the plans yet?

Package includes working drawings, a cutting list, and a 3d SketchUp model!

The Student Series

Want to see another beginner make this project before you? It’s a great way to scope out any mistakes before you make one yourself!

*To be filmed

Want to try another project?

Click the images below to find more free lessons to great builds!

Difficulty Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Difficulty Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Difficulty Rating: ★★★☆☆

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